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The internationally acclaimed novelist Siri Hustvedt has also produced a growing body of nonfiction She has published a book of essays on painting Mysteries of the Rectangle as well as an interdisciplinary investigation of a neurological disorder The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves She has given lectures on artists and theories of art at the Prado the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Academy of Fine Arts in Muni. Siri Hustvedt is a remarkable writer a perceptive art critic a painstaking intellectual and a profoundly gracious human being Don t pass up an opportunity to read her work or if as privileged as I was to hear her speak and to speak with herPerhaps I will return to write my thoughts onappreciation of some particular essays in this collection as some have a tenacious uality than a few others there are 32 of them but for now I will urge you if memory neuroscience psychology philosophy or literature or art in any form matters in your life swan dive into this without delay I often found myself nodding along with what I knew and furiously scribbling in the margins what came as revelation She is among the best and most pertinent we have Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of nonfiction She has published a book Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of essays Mensa Riddles Conundrums on painting Mysteries Julie of the Wolves of the Rectangle as well as an interdisciplinary investigation The Right Swipe of a neurological disorder The Shaking Woman Touched or A History Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of My Nerves She has given lectures Ugly Fish on artists and theories The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of art at the Prado the Metropolitan Museum Little Gods of Art in New York and the Academy Der Schweizerische Robinson of Fine Arts in Muni. Siri Hustvedt is a remarkable writer a perceptive art critic a painstaking intellectual and a profoundly gracious human being Don t pass up an Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 opportunity to read her work The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats or if as privileged as I was to hear her speak and to speak with herPerhaps I will return to write my thoughts Sylvia Pankhurst onappreciation Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of some particular essays in this collection as some have a tenacious uality than a few Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts others there are 32 The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of them but for now I will urge you if memory neuroscience psychology philosophy Book of Isms or literature バガボンド 1 or art in any form matters in your life swan dive into this without delay I Расул Гамзатов Стихи often found myself nodding along with what I knew and furiously scribbling in the margins what came as revelation She is among the best and most pertinent we have

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Ch In 2011 she delivered the thirty ninth annual Freud Lecture in Vienna Living Thinking Looking brings together thirty two essays written between 2006 and 2011 in which the author culls insights from philosophy neuroscience psychology psychoanalysis and literatureThe book is divided into three sections the essays in Living draw directly from Hustvedt's life; those in Thinking explore memory emotion and the imagination; and the piece. Siri Hustvedt has a brilliant mind In this collection she draws from her extensive knowledge within the fields of neuroscience psychology literature and art as well as from her own life and personal experiences to explore topics like memory identity perception and language What happens in our brains when we remember when we imagine when we look at art What is the self What is realityThese essays are erudite compelling and very accessible My only complaint is that it got somewhat repetitive towards the end Probably a natural conseuence of the fact that she wrote these essays over a period of 8 years and for different audiencesFor anyone interested in dipping their toes into her non fictionNotes on SeeingKnausg rd Writes Like a Woman Prince Philip Revealed of neuroscience psychology literature and art as well as from her Toad of Toad Hall own life and personal experiences to explore topics like memory identity perception and language What happens in Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide our brains when we remember when we imagine when we look at art What is the self What is realityThese essays are erudite compelling and very accessible My Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 only complaint is that it got somewhat repetitive towards the end Probably a natural conseuence Imagine Me of the fact that she wrote these essays Beyond Temptation over a period Past Due Debt Collection of 8 years and for different audiencesFor anyone interested in dipping their toes into her non fictionNotes Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt on SeeingKnausg rd Writes Like a Woman


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    Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking partthat wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of from Where Your Eyes Don't Go by They Might Be GiantsOnly because it was already unshelved did I play and replay the CD with the

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    Siri Hustvedt is one of the most interesting writers of the moment I read almost all her novels and was always pretty impressed She is a very erudite intellectualist writer but not at all 'blasé' on the contrary her message is usually how few certainties we have in life and how little we know about what really matters even armed wi

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    I remember the first time I heard of Siri Hustvedt—it was via Larry Ypil poet extraordinaire who’d drawn me aside one night of literature and revelry to say “If you want to read about Eros you have to read Siri Hustvedt”Nearly her entire published oeuvre later I came to her latest collection of essays L

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    Siri Hustvedt has a brilliant mind In this collection she draws from her extensive knowledge within the fields of neuroscience psychology literature and art as well as from her own life and personal experiences to explore topics like memory identity perception and language What happens in our brains when we remem

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    Collection of essays I especially liked the first two parts Living and Thinking very interesting stuff on migraines reality neuroscience psychology perception Enjoyed her observations in Excursions to the Islands of the Happy Few in which she talks about how experts in their fields inhabit disciplinary islands of the like

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    Good god Siri Hustvedt is bright When I write nonfiction this sort of thing is my ideal effortlessly jumping between art and science continental and analytic philosophy personal experience and heavy abstraction Like Sontag before her but thankfully jettisoning a lot of Madame Sontag's embarrassing claims about aesthetics as many great claims as she had as well she takes all that stuff that forms her framework

  8. says:

    Is there nothing this woman cannot do well? Sir Hustvedt's essays are intelligent interesting inspiring Her key passions art neuroscience psychoanalysis narrative fiction are not so different from my own key interests I found this essay collection fascinating Well researched thoughtful beautifully written

  9. says:

    My favorite essays in this collection were My Mother Phineas Morality and Feeling and Critical Notes on the Verbal Climate Other essays I liked or affected me in some way Outside the MirrorThe Real StoryFreud's PlaygroundThe portions called Living and Thinking affected and interested me the most I ended up skimming through the section called Looking bored by the unfamiliar artists and artworks referenced

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    The best book of essays I've read in a long time I especially like the thinking part of the essays Her experience in various disciplines such as psychoanalysis psychology philosophy literature cultural studies the arts is so grand and her musings on interesting topics that are cross cut between these areas are informative and really enjoyable